Ashdon Farm

Amy Tree, St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6RX

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Our small working sheep farm and CL site is situated in the beautiful south east Cornish countryside in an area of great landscape value. Ashdon Farm is south facing giving uninterrupted, panoramic views over our 100 acres of pasture meadows and woodland. The caravan site itself consists of one acre of land, partly sloping, which is closely mown with hard standing pitches and electric hook-ups (16A). Motor homes are welcome, as are pets. Battery charging is available. 

We are located on the border between Cornwall and Devon, providing an ideal base to explore both counties. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers.  Local National Trust properties include Cotehele House just ten minutes drive away, Antony House and Lanhydrock House. The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mount Edgcumbe, The Garden House, Buckland Abbey, the home of Sir Francis Drake, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors are easily reached.

The site is adjacent to our beautiful woodland and lakes which are available exclusively for the use and enjoyment of Club members. We have spent the past 25 years creating a natural wildlife haven around our ponds and lakes with plantings of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and conifers. In spring the woodland floor is carpeted with snowdrops, native daffodils and primroses followed by bluebells and red campion. For the avid bird watcher our resident wild birds include Kingfisher, Buzzard, Kestrel, Long tailed Tit, Tree-creeper, Nuthatch and Skylark to mention just a few. 

An excellent country pub serves superb food within two miles in Pillaton village. Also on our doorstep is the world famous Jack Nicklaus designed course at St Mellion Golf and Country Club for those wishing to enjoy a challenging round on this picturesque 18 hole course which is one mile from our site.

Come and explore the beautiful Tamar Valley on our doorstep which has gained international recognition from UNESCO for specific mine sites, landscapes, towns and villages within Cornwall and West Devon. Morwellham Quay is a popular tourist destination offering a unique day out for all the family as featured on BBC's Edwardian Farm. Tavistock and Launceston are two traditional market towns that still maintain their individual charm and character offering many family run shops and restaurants.

The nearby maritime city of Plymouth offers an abundance of attractions including the National Marine Aquarium, the largest in the UK, on the historic Barbican. The pilgrim fathers set sail for America from the Mayflower Steps in 1620. 

Take a boat trip past the Naval Dockyard, under Isambard Kingdom Brunel's rail bridge at Saltash, passing Pentillie Castle and Cotehele Quay to Calstock on the peaceful, scenic River Tamar. 

The quaint fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey are within an easy drive offering an array of shops, restaurants and boat trips. 

The Cornish Coastal Path will give you wonderful views of the sea and land.  We have many leaflets and brochures to help make your stay memorable.

The nearest shops and petrol station can be found in Callington, two miles away.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

Prices

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1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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PL12 6RX
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Lat 50.477584 / Lon -4.295815
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SX369668
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  • Nearest port: Plymouth (12 miles)

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Grand quiet rural site

Ashdon Farm
The site lies 3/4 ml along a country lane off the A388 about 3/4 of the way from Saltash to Callington. The pitches are level with the choice of level 3 hardstanding and 3 grass. 1-3 are on the upper level, one of which is Hardstanding, south-facing with a high hedge at the rear. The other two H/S pitches and one grass are down a slope and west-facing with trees and bushes to the rear. There's a dog-walk down to some lakes through fields of sheep, although the lane past the site is quiet enough for walking ones dog too. The small town of Callington is a couple of miles away with a Tesco supermarket and collection of high-street shops. Saltash has a Lidl and a Waitrose and Liskeard, about 8 miles away, has a Morrisons and an Aldi and many more shops. The Tamar Valley, Cotehele and Antony (both National Trust properties) and Mount Edgcumbe are nearby, as is Kit Hill Country Park and also Minions with the Cheesewring outcrop, great for walks among tin mine country. Be aware you have to pay a toll to cross the Tamar Bridge going eastwards out of Cornwall but not coming westwards into the county from Devon. There are a couple of regular bus services on the A388 between Launceston to Plymouth, but involves a walk of about a mile to the bus stop. The approach to the site with one's unit should only be as directed in the Site Directory or web pages. There is a large caravan/ MH storage area on the farm so there may be the possibility of encountering outfits heading out, especially during the holiday seasons. We will certainly use this site again if visiting this area.

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Ashdon Farm
Great site on the side of a hill facing south. The friendly owner greeted us when we arrived and helped us choose our pitch. The pitches are level with 2 hardstanding and 3 grass. 1-3 are on the upper level, south-facing with a "Cornwall Hedge" at the rear. The other two are down a slope and west-facing with trees and bushes to the rear alongside a rivulet and small waterfall. There's a dog-walk down to some lakes through fields of sheep. Friendly owner who greeted when we arrived. The small town of Callington is a couple of miles away with a Tesco supermarket and collection of high-street shops. Liskeard about 8 miles away has a Morrisons and an Aldi and many more shops. The Tamar Valley and several National Trust properties are nearby. Be aware you have to pay a toll to cross the Tamar Bridge going eastwards out of Cornwall but not coming westwards into the county from Devon. Recommended and will visit again.

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Reviewed on 13/10/2021 11:36

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What a gem of a site, we where made to feel very welcome, the dogs loved the walk over the fields and down to the lakes, the wildlife is in abundance, quiet and peaceful site, perfect for a quiet getaway

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Reviewed on 20/06/2021 17:20

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Ashdon Farm
We are almost at the end of our 9 night stay on this lovely site and will be sad to leave. It is immaculately kept by the very pleasant owners , who are so welcoming and friendly. The beautiful woodlands and lakes which the owners have developed over many years are wonderful . We spent time there every day with our dog admiring the flowers and watching the numerous birds. The site is so quiet and peaceful, the caravans well spaced out to give privacy .Can honestly say this is one of the best CL sites we have stayed on in over 30 years.

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Ashdon Farm
Lovely site, warm and friendly welcome, very well kept site, easy access and lovely views.

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Reviewed on 26/04/2021 10:41

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